a one-of-a-kind evening of remembrance, renewal & reunion

we are over the moon to bring Light in the Grove back after two years of creative re-envisioning!

Light in the Grove returned on the evening of November 30, as a tented, indoor magical celebration of Reunion, Remembrance, and Renewal in the National AIDS Memorial Grove. Held annually on the eve of World AIDS Day, it is our largest annual fundraising event, with all proceeds directly supporting the mission and programs of the National AIDS Memorial.

This unique and inspiring experience, recognized, twice, as one of the Bay Area’s best LGBTQ+ community events since 2011!

Watch a short video of highlights from last year

AIDS - 40 Years Later
Watch our touching observance featuring leaders from the pandemic
Memorialize in the Grove
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Light in the Grove memories
See photos from past Light in the Grove Galas - view the memories

Watch a special video tribute of our past Light in the Grove

See our Light in the Grove photo album memories on Flickr

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so that never again will a community be harmed because of fear, silence, discrimination, or stigma.